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  • Onomatologosby R. W. V. Catling; F. Marchand; M. Sasanow

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 84.15

    Onomatologos is a term used in later antiquity to describe eminent lexicographers such as Hesychius and Pollux as 'collectors of words', but here it is used as the title for a major volume of papers prepared in honour of Elaine Matthews, recently retired long-serving editor of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names ( LGPN ): a 'collector of names'.... more...

  • Lords of the Seaby John Hale

    Gibson Square 2014; US$ 9.99

    Lords of the Sea tells the true history behind the upcoming blockbuster 300: Rise of an Empire and how the Athenians established the modern world as we know it. 300: Rise of an Empire is the bloody epic based on the graphic novel. However, the true history behind leading character General Themistocles is a story that also deserves to be told: without... more...

  • Taken at the Floodby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 18.99

    The Romans first set military foot on Greek soil in 229 BCE; only sixty or so years later it was all over, and shortly thereafter Greece became one of the first provinces of the emerging Roman Empire. It was an incredible journey - a swift, brutal, and determined conquest of the land to whose art, philosophy, and culture the Romans owed so much. Rome... more...

  • Alcibiades (Routledge Revivals)by Walter M. Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In Alcibiades , first published in 1989, one of the most colourful and controversial figures of fifth-century Athens is presented in a sympathetic light. The author sets out to demonstrate how, in his manipulation of the Spartan representatives in 420 BC, in his successful formation of an Athenian-Argive alliance, and in his plan for the conquest... more...

  • Immigrant Women in Athensby Rebecca Futo Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Many of the women whose names are known to history from Classical Athens were metic s or immigrants, linked in the literature with assumptions of being ‘sexually exploitable.’ Despite recent scholarship on women in Athens beyond notions of the ‘citizen wife’ and the ‘common prostitute,’ the scholarship on women, both citizen and foreign, is focused... more...

  • Greek Identity and the Athenian Past in Charitonby Steven D. Smith

    Barkhuis 2007; US$ 69.60

    I, Chariton of Aphrodisias, secretary of the rhetor Athenagorus, shall relate a love story that took place in Syracuse. Thus begins the earliest of the canonical Greek romances, the 1st century CE historical novel known as Callirhoe. Chariton's erotic tale is about the constancy of love in a world where virtue is always in danger of being corrupted.... more...

  • Introducing the Ancient Greeksby Edith Hall

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories of Leonidas’s three hundred Spartans and Alexander the Great. But who were the ancient Greeks? And what was it that enabled them to achieve so much?... more...

  • History of the Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Richard Crawley

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 11.95

    An Athenian general of the fifth century B.C. chronicles the disastrous 27-year conflict between Athens and Sparta. Thucydides traces the conflict's roots and provides detailed, knowledgeable analyses of battles and the political atmosphere. more...

  • Athletics in the Ancient Worldby E. Norman Gardiner

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Concise, convincing book emphasizes relationship between Greek and Roman athletics and religion, art, and education. Colorful descriptions of the pentathlon, foot-race, wrestling, boxing, ball playing, and more. 137 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • The Ancient History of the Near Eastby H.R. Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 230.00

    The ancient history of Greece holds a great deal of interest to many, particularly to those whose culture and religion grew from early Greek civilisation. Originally published in 1913, Hall provides a thorough history of the origins of Ancient Greek civilisation as well as commenting on Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Babylon amongst others. This title... more...